ATHENS, Georgia -- Each July the University of Georgia hosts its prestigious top prospect camp, DawgNight. This year, Mark Richt and staff hosted a number of top prospects from the states of Georgia, Florida and as far as New Jersey.
UGA commit Rico Johnson was a standout at a February MVP Camp in Valdosta and last month's Mark Richt Camp. He did the same Friday at DawgNight.
Here is a look at 247Sports' top skill performers from the talented event.
1. Rico Johnson, Ath., Swainsboro (Ga.)
Johnson, a Georgia commitment, was the most explosive athlete at the event, period. The 5-foot-10, 165-pound slot receiver and cornerback prospect worked out at wide receiver only Friday night, and showed the explosive quickness and burst that has been talked about since his February MVP Camp performance in Valdosta. If not pressed with physicality off the line of scrimmage, Johnson was an absolute blur off the line, quickly getting over the top of would be coverage.
2. Tyler Queen, QB, Kennesaw (Ga.) North Cobb – class of 2015
Of all the signal-callers on hand, class of 2015’s Tyler Queen may have been the most impressive. The reasons for Queen’s success: A compact release, sound ball mechanics and excellent timing. The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder's best throws were down the field, especially precisely timed fade routes and post corners. Queen drew praise from Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo throughout the three-hour event.
3. Paris Bostick, S, Tampa (Fla.) Plant
A 6-foot-1, 205-pound athletic safety with the frame to carry 220 pounds or more, Bostick put together one of the night's top performances. Not only did he show the ability to press, transition and stay attached in coverage, but he also flipped over to wide receiver and made a couple of impressive receptions down the field. Bostic, who has offers from Arkansas, Georgia, Texas A&M and others, was very competitive in each rep, earning constant praise from the Georgia staff.
4. Ishmael Hyman, WR, Holmdel (N.J.) St. John Vinney
If not for Rico Johnson and Demarcus Robinson, Hyman may have been the most impressive receiver on hand. Hyman showed the ability to beat press coverage with quick feet, as well as the ability to stick his foot in the ground and create separation. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound receiver currently has offers from Boston College, Kansas, Rutgers, Syracuse and Purdue, among others.
5. Demarcus Robinson, WR, Fort Valley (Ga.) Peach County
The 6-foot-2, 202-pound wide receiver didn’t necessarily make any “wow” plays Friday night, but he showed the complete skill set that has programs such as Clemson, Florida and Georgia’s full attention. Robinson was smooth off the line of scrimmage for his size, and showed the ability to beat press coverage down the field against quicker cornerbacks. Once the ball was in the air, his long arms and soft hands were on display. His best catch of the night came on an underthrown go-route in which he showed terrific body control and the ability to concentrate against attached coverage.
6. Jeb Blazevich, TE, Charlotte (N.C.) Christian School – class of 2014
Blazevich entered DawgNight as one of the top tight end prospects in the class of 2014. The 6-foot-4, 230-pounder backed up the early offers from colleges around the country with a combination of first-step quickness, ability to get off of bump/press coverage and the ability to gets his head around and make clean receptions. He possesses good feet overall, and is an advanced route-runner.
7. Stanley Williams, RB/WR, Monroe (Ga.) George Walton Academy -- class of 2014
Williams looked fast and explosive at receiver Friday night. The Georgia commitment also showed impressive concentration – especially on a pair of deep balls that he easily hauled in while playing through contact. The 5-foot-8, 175-pounder is looking at LSU and Florida State, but remains a Bulldog commitment.
Paris Bostick did well at defensive back Friday and played some at wide receiver.
8. Brice Ramsey, QB, Kingsland (Ga.) Camden County
The Georgia commitment gets an award for even competing Friday night after coming off a trip to the West Coast for The Opening followed by a flight back home before participating at the West Georgia College team camp all week. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound strong-armed signal-caller battled through a tired arm to make a number of impressive throws, especially late in the camp. His ability to get the ball down the field and in the intermediate game stood out, as it normally does in this type of setting.
9. Quincy Mauger, S, Marietta (Ga.) Kell
Mauger backed up his Friday afternoon commitment to UGA with an impressive performance. The 5-foot-11, 190-pounder stood out due to his competitive fire in this setting as much as his skill set. He fought for position, and made plays on the ball on several occasions. Mauger, who picked Georgia over Central Florida, showed the ability to stay attached in coverage on the majority of his reps.
10. Milan Richard, TE, Savannah (Ga.) Calvary Day – class of 2014
The 6-foot-3, 230-pound Richard came into the camp with offers from Vanderbilt and NC State, and he certainly looked the part of an early-offer prospect. The nephew of former Georgia Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker was quick off the line of scrimmage, and he made a pair of difficult receptions look relatively easy. He has the frame to carry more than 250 pound down the line.
Note: Among the top prospects on hand that looked on from the sidelines: Cornerback Mackensie Alexander (Imokkalee, Fla.), athlete Derrick Henry (Yulee, Fla.), defensive tackle Kelsey Grffin (Hoschton, Ga./Mill Creek), cornerback commitment Shaq Wiggins (Tyrone, Ga./Sandy Creek), safety commitment Tray Matthews (Newnan, Ga.) and many others.
Keith Niebuhr helped compile this report.
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